Aurora mental health crisis: Person surrenders to police after shelter-in-place ordered

Residents in Aurora were asked to shelter in place on Tuesday due to a massive police response centered around a mental health crisis.

Shortly after 1 p.m., Aurora police responded to the Manor Homes of Spring Lake – located in the 300 block of Springlake Lane – to "provide assistance to a community member." Out of an abundance of caution, members of the Crisis Negotiation Team and Special Response Team also came to the scene and made contact with the subject.

During the incident, police asked the public to avoid the area and for nearby residents to shelter in place.

"Our officers are working diligently to resolve this incident peacefully," police had said in a Facebook post.

Officers were seen walking with tactical shields, and residents returning to their homes were barred from entering for more than five hours.

"It's been a long day. I’m trying to get home. We’ll see what they say if I can even get in my house," said David Contreras, a neighbor.

Police were also seen escorting families to their condo units.

"I’ve never seen anything like this. I’ve been here all my life. This is new to me, this is pretty crazy," Contreras said.

Around 6:35 p.m., the subject surrendered to Aurora police and they say the Crisis Intervention Unit will continue to provide support to the individual involved.

Police say no crime occurred and that there is no ongoing threat to the public.

Other neighbors told FOX 32 off camera that they’re familiar with the home and resident involved and hope the condo association will investigate further for the overall safety of the community.